Becky's Island Music Trivia Quiz #529 - 4/13/11

UK Number Ones, 1976-77


1. This ABBA song, later the title song of a Broadway musical, was Number One for two weeks in January 1976.: "Mamma Mia"
2. What Four Seasons song was Number One for two weeks in February 1976?
: "December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)"
3. "Save Your Kisses For Me" by this ABBA-sound-alike group was Number One for six weeks in 1976 and was the biggest hit of the year.
: Brotherhood of Man
4. Speaking of ABBA again, they had another Number One in May 1976 with a Mexican-themed hit - what was it?
: "Fernando"
5. This parody of a Melanie hit from the early 1970s was Number One for the Wurzels in June 1976.
: "The Combine Harvester (Brand New Key)"
6. Believe it or not, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" was the first British Number One for this superstar, in July and August 1976.
: Elton John
7. They're back again at Number One with "Dancing Queen," and it was also their only Number One in the United States.
8. To date, Chicago has had only one Number One song in the UK, in November 1976. What was the song?
: "If You Leave Me Now"
9. "When a Child Is Born (Soleado)" was the Christmas Number One for 1976 for what American singer?
: Johnny Mathis
10. "Don't Give Up On Us" was a Number One hit in both the UK and the US for actor David Soul in 1977. What show did he star in?
: Starsky and Hutch
11. "Chanson D'Amour" hit Number One for this American vocal jazz quartet in March 1977 - but it never even made the American Hot 100 chart
: Manhattan Transfer
12. Yes, it's another number one hit for ABBA in April 1977, this time about the breakup of a marriage. What was the song?
: "Knowing Me, Knowing You"
13. The Jacksons had their first UK Number One in June 1977 with what song?
: "Show You The Way To Go"
14. This Floaters Number One, also a hit in the US, consisted of the band members introducing themselves with their zodiac signs.
: "Float On"
15. He had a posthumous Number One hit for five weeks with "Way Down" beginning in September 1977.
: Elvis Presley
16. I promise, this will be the last ABBA question on this quiz. This song went to Number One for four weeks in November 1977.
: "The Name Of The Game"
17. This song, that sounded like an old Scottish folk song but was an original composition, was Number One for nine weeks at Christmas 1977.
: "Mull of Kintyre" by Paul McCartney and Wings

Bonus: Julie Covington had a Number One hit in 1977 with a song from a concept album which was later staged as a musical in 1978. What was the song and the musical?: "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" from "Evita"

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